WORLD NEWS

USA: Most Nurses Dont Follow Staph-Prevention Rules

January 2016 YahooNews; When you seek medical attention, you assume the right procedures have been taken to make sure you receive the safest care possible. But new research has shown that assumption might be misguided. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, less than one …

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USA: Its not just Flint that’s poisoned

January 2016 YahooNews; In Flint, Mich., testing has found lead levels of more than 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood in 4 percent of that city’s children. The result is national outrage. In neighborhoods of New Orleans and Boston, New York and Baltimore, across the country in urban pockets much …

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Zika Virus Spreading Explosively

January 2016 YahooNews; The World Health Organization has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Latin America. WHO’s Director General says the virus is “spreading explosively” and “the level of alarm is extremely high.” …

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Woman Develops App to Reduce Mortality Rate in Africa

January 2016 Leadership; Miss Kesandu Nwokolo, a young Nigerian, has developed a mobile phone application to help reduce infant and maternal mortality in Africa. In a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, the innovative healthcare app would revolutionise the health sector in Nigeria …

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Cancer Soars in Global South

December 2015 SciDevNet; Cancer rates are skyrocketing in parts of the developing world as Southern nations battle to keep infections under control, according to a study published yesterday. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, looked at global cancer incidence and mortality rates up until 2012. A team …

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Brain imaging tool seeks signs of infant malnutrition

December 2015 SciDevNet;  An estimated 161 million children around the world are chronically malnourished, or stunted. Lack of food and nutrients severely harm children’s development. This can be obvious, such as when children are much shorter than they should be for their age. But it can also affect hidden parts …

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